Rangers 4
Ross County 2
League (Premiership)


Rangers 

4 - 2

Ross County


League (Premiership)
Sunday, November 7th, 2021
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Att. 49,222
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Joe Aribo (19)
Ryan Kent (30)
Juninho Bacuna (49)
Alex Iacovitti (og, 60)
Joseph Hungbo (6)
Jordan White (87)

Team Managers
Steven Gerrard Malky Mackay

Starting Eleven
1 Allan McGregor
2 James Tavernier
6 Connor Goldson
26 Leon Balogun
3 Calvin Bassey
17 Joe Aribo
4 John Lundstram
22 Juninho Bacuna
14 Ryan Kent
30 Fashion Sakala
7 Ianis Hagi
Ashley Maynard-Brewer .31
Harry Clarke .20
Connor Randall .2
Jack Baldwin .5
Alex Iacovitti .16
Ross Callachan .8
Joseph Hungbo .23
Regan Charles-Cook .17
Jordan Tillson .22
Jack Burroughs .18
Harry Paton .6

Bench
25 Kemar Roofe
8 Ryan Jack
16 Nathan Patterson
37 Scott Arfield
20 Alfredo Morelos
33 Jon McLaughlin
18 Glen Kamara
Ross Laidlaw .1
Jake Vokins .3
Keith Watson .15
Alex Robertson .11
Blair Spittal .7
Jordan White .26
Dominic Samuel .10

Substitutions
Kemar Roofe for Ryan Kent (61)
Nathan Patterson for Leon Balogun (70)
Ryan Jack for John Lundstram (71)
Blair Spittal for Jack Burroughs (45)
Jordan White for Joseph Hungbo (72)
Dominic Samuel for Ross Callachan (84)

Cautions
Leon Balogun (41) Alex Iacovitti (12)
Jack Baldwin (37)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Munro (Referee)



Match Report


Source unknown.

Ross County were defeated 4-2 this afternoon by Scottish champions Rangers at Ibrox despite taking an early lead.

Joseph Hungbo launched County into the driving seat in the opening minutes of the game but goals from Joe Aribo, Ryan Kent, Juninho Bacuna and an own goal from Alex Iacovitti saw the hosts storm ahead as the match wore on.

A consolation goal from Jordan White with 3 minutes to go made it 4-2 but the Staggies left it to late to mount a comeback.

After just 6 minutes, the Staggies remarkably went ahead! A surging deep run from Regan Charles-Cook followed his excellent retrieval of the ball in the middle before he slipped in Joseph Hungbo on his right. The Watford-loanee, who was occupying a more central role for the first time this season, maintained composure in front of goal and calmy rolled the ball under the arms of Allan McGregor and into the bottom left corner. Hungbo’s second goal in as many games was the 5th consecutive time Rangers had gone behind first in their last 5 matches, but on all previous occasions the Ibrox club avoided defeat. Could County upset the trend and hang onto their lead?

Unfortunately, 13 minutes later, the hosts replied with an equaliser. James Tavernier’s in-swinging corner from the right of the box was glanced beyond Ashley Maynard-Brewer by Joe Aribo at the front post to give Rangers the set piece goal that they had already threatened to deliver in the opening stages.

With half an hour played, Ryan Kent had now fired the champions into the lead. County initially done well to deal with another wicked Rangers corner delivery, but the clearance was picked up by Kent around 25 yards from goal. The winger then marked his first start since returning from a lengthy injury with a spectacular goal as he unleashed a thunderous strike from distance that dipped over Ashley Maynard-Brewer and into the top right corner.

After a dream start, County were soon victims of Rangers resourceful attacking forces and found themselves 2-1 down at the interval.

Just 4 minutes after the restart, Steven Gerrard’s men extended their lead when Juninho Bacuna grabbed his first goal in a Rangers shirt. An intricate one-two between Aribo and Bacuna on the edge of the box freed the Curacao international to line up a terrific, arrowed shot into the top left corner.

On the hour mark, Rangers were dealt a slice of luck to aid their pursuit of a 4th goal. James Tavernier received the ball on the right of the box and had his subsequent whipped low cross diverted into the net by County defender Alex Iacovitti. The pace of the cross perhaps fooled Iacovitti who had already gone to ground to prevent Kemar Roofe converting a tap in behind him.

With just 3 minutes to play, County grabbed a consolation goal through substitute Jordan White. Harry Paton done well to slip in the big striker with a measured through pass on the edge of the box before White successfully poked the ball beyond Allan McGregor to cut the deficit to 2 goals.

Malky Mackay’s side remain at the foot of the Scottish Premiership but now look to Wednesday to fulfil their previously postponed home fixtures against Hibernian with hopes to bring back to within just 1 point of Dundee in 11th.

*Match report courtesy of Ross County Football Club*.



Squad Statistics (as at November 7th, 2021)


2021/22 All Time
Age
Ashley Maynard-Brewer (GK)22 7 - 7 -
Jack Baldwin28 9 - 9 -
Connor Randall26 8 - 25 -
Harry Clarke20 103103
Alex Iacovitti24 133557
Joseph Hungbo21 8282
Ross Callachan28 142142
Harry Paton23 12 - 824
Jack Burroughs20 8 - 8 -
Jordan Tillson28 12 - 56 -
Regan Charles-Cook24 124446
Blair Spittal (sub)25 1454910
Jordan White (sub)29 143277
Dominic Samuel (sub)27 8 - 8 -






League Table (as at November 7th, 2021)


No league table has been added for this season.